Recipes

International Waffle Day

International Waffle Day

Did you know today is the International Waffle Day??!! Waffle Day began in Sweden as Våffeldagen, actually due to confusion between the Swedish “vårfrudagen” meaning “Our Lady’s Day” which falls on the same date. The day historically marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated by […]

Steenbergs ‘Ripon Mess’ with Lavender custard and Rose cream

Steenbergs ‘Ripon Mess’ with Lavender custard and Rose cream

Serves 2 1 Steenbergs vanilla pod 3 large free range eggs separated (whites /yolks) 175 g caster sugar 330g Steenbergs Lavender sugar 2 tbsp cornflour 1 pint (525ml) double cream 100g Steenbergs Rose sugar 1 punnet Strawberries 1 punnet Black berries 1 punnet Blueberries 1 […]

Meal Planning 20th-26th March 

Meal Planning 20th-26th March 

That’s the meal planning done for the coming week – loving my meal planner by @lovewilko.

Cooking with Chef Maurilio Molteni

Cooking with Chef Maurilio Molteni

“All the products have been carefully selected by me first and have to be seasonal. We then find the right supplier to provide us with the best – every single day. From white and black truffles, fresh fish from the Mediterranean sea, cured meats and […]

Chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce

Chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce

Inspired by one of my favourite movies; Julie & Julia and Le Cordon Bleu. Ingredients Bertolli with butter 2 chicken breasts, skinless and trimmed (200g/7oz each) ½ onion, finely chopped ½ leek chopped 1 fat garlic clove, crushed 100g mixed or chestnut mushrooms, sliced 250ml […]

British Pie Week

British Pie Week

Did you know it’s ‘British Pie Week‘ this week? I do love a good pie, to me it’s the perfect comfort food during the cold months and it’s so easy to make – especially if you’ve got some leftovers! My favourite combination is chicken, leek […]

Creating A Tantalizing Signature Cocktail

Creating A Tantalizing Signature Cocktail

Creating a tantalizing signature cocktail could be a great idea for lots of different occasions. Maybe you’re throwing a party at home, a birthday party in another venue, or planning your wedding! Whatever the occasion may be, a signature cocktail can make it even better. […]

Warning: Only Read This If You Want To Get Great At Making Party Food!

Warning: Only Read This If You Want To Get Great At Making Party Food!

There is something profoundly different about whipping up food for a party that there is when you are just cooking the evening meal. There is an added sense of pressure and excitement that folks outside of your immediate family will be sampling your wares. But […]

Swiss Chard, Oak-smoked tomato & Roasted Onion Pappardelle

Swiss Chard, Oak-smoked tomato & Roasted Onion Pappardelle

Delicious ‘Swiss Chard, Oak-smoked tomato & Roasted Onion Pappardelle’ by Chef Craig Thomson at The Perch Inn, Oxford. Ingredients: 300g pappardelle 2 tablespoons olive oil 1small onion, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 bunches Swiss chard, stems discarded and leaves cut into 1-inch strips Salt […]